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Flashback is a remake of Flashback: The Quest for Identity and follows the same main plot as the original with enhancements in graphics, new dialogue, plot twists, and voice acting. In general, the gameplay may be treated as identical to the original, but it is essentially enhanced as follows:
  • wearing the goggles to access detective mode, where enemies and obstacles are temporarily highlighted;
  • arcade air bike riding mission is introduced;
  • aiming system is now 360 degrees;
  • protagonist receives the experience for his actions to increase the character's level;
  • level provides the points to improve one of three skills such as aiming, power, and vitality;
  • 8 upgrades for each of 6 character's abilities are scattered on the levels;
  • Virtual Reality missions allow the protagonist to master his combat techniques and get an extra experience;
  • certain number of Morph Eyes should be eliminated on each level to gain a skill point;
  • hand-drawn art from the original has been redrawn as 2.5D;
  • achievements have been added.
It also includes the 1993 Flashback version, which can be played on the Arcade machine available from the main menu.


Flashback Windows Entering the Death Tower show.
Flashback Windows Getting the job.
Flashback Windows Title screen
Flashback Windows Escaping to the shuttle before destruction.

Promo Images

Flashback Screenshot
Flashback Screenshot
Flashback Screenshot
Flashback Screenshot

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Critic Reviews

Oldies Rising Xbox 360 Nov 02, 2013 14 out of 20 70
Official XBox Magazine Xbox 360 Aug 21, 2013 6.5 out of 10 65 Xbox 360 Aug 23, 2013 12 out of 20 60
Lazygamer Xbox 360 Sep 05, 2013 5.5 out of 10 55 (UK) Xbox 360 Aug 21, 2013 5 out of 10 50
GameSpot Xbox 360 Aug 29, 2013 4 out of 10 40
Joystiq Xbox 360 Aug 22, 2013 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Digital Spy Xbox 360 Aug 21, 2013 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40 PlayStation 3 Oct 10, 2013 3 out of 10 30
Blistered Thumbs Xbox 360 Aug 25, 2013 2 out of 10 20


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